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Author: Michael Collins Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781541472723
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In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Michael Collins can write…No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly.”

    New York Times

  • “Collins tells what his space journeys meant to him as a human being [and] discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels…Profoundly affecting.”

    New Yorker

  • Collins tells what his space journeys meant to him as a human being [and] discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels . . . Profoundly affecting. The New Yorker

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About the Author

Michael Collins is the pen name of award-winning author Dennis Lynds. His Dan Fortune stories constitute one of the longest-running private detective series ever written, spanning nearly forty years. Collins is largely credited with being the writer who brought the detective novel into the modern age.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.